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Trillian - Combining Instant Messenging

Lately I have been getting annoyed by my friends' refusal to stick to one IM client. Some have AIM, some have MSN, some have Yahoo, and some have ICQ. So, to be able to talk to all my friends, I have to have all those instant messenger services downloaded and running. How tedious!

Enter Trillian, a free program that combines all your Instant Messenging programs into one. Just input all your seperate usernames and passwords, and then log on to Trillian. Your Buddy Lists will all be combined, and all the features of the different IM clients remain the same. I use this program all the time. I have even (for the first time EVER) uninstalled AIM on my computer. I cannot stress how much more enjoyable instant messenging has become for me since I downloaded Trillian.

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Posted by PU on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 2:56 PM Comments (0)

Gmail - The Best Email Client

I have been using Gmail for a while now, and I strongly believe it is the best email service out there right now. It is a free service, and it is better than expensive alternatives such as AOL. Gmail gives you over 2.5 gigabytes of storage, but that is not the only good thing, nor is it my main reason for advocating Gmail. I love the Gmail interface. It is simpler than anything else, yet it has more features than any other free email client. Also, the site speed is 10x faster than Hotmail or AOL, and the spam filter has not yet blocked a single serious email, while it has eliminated over 99% of spam.

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But here is the cool part for all you "Tech Gurus." Go to http://www.viksoe.dk/code/gmail.htm and download the Shell Extension. Now you can use your Gmail account as a hard drive! You can access it from My Computer like a regular hard drive, but there are a few limitations. However, it is great for storing important documents and then remotely accessing them from somewhere else. Much easier than emailing yourself, or using a portable flash drive.

Gmail is invitation only. So if you need a Gmail invite, you can email me. I have hundreds. But it would probably be faster to go to http://gmail.n3ldan.info. They respond to requests instantly, so you can get Gmail and get going faster!
Posted by PU on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 2:43 PM Comments (0)


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Posted by PU on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 2:18 PM Comments (0)